Top 10 Backlit Keyboards To Invest In 2018

Illuminated keyboards are the ultimate accessory for gamers, editors, and programmers who need to see what they’re doing in the dark. If you’re planning on spending the night trying to meet a deadline, or participating in a marathon gaming session, one of these backlit models will be ideal for any low light setting. And their high-tech aesthetic looks cool no matter what time it is.

If you’re serious about your computer, don’t stop only at software, exploring the hardware is equally important. And as the two parts of your body most intimately connected with the computer are your fingers and your eyes, don’t overlook the possibility that a backlit keyboard might be the perfect piece of hardware for you.

We have a list of top 10 Backlit Keyboards To Invest In 2018..

1) Logitech Illuminated Ultrathin Keyboard K740

If the cord running out of the back of keyboard doesn’t bother you, then Logitech Illuminated Ultrathin Keyboard K740 won’t disappoint you either. The slim and sleek profile at 9.3mm thickness is as thin as modern day mobiles. The keyboard is plug-and-play, compatible with Windows.

 Features to Look For :-

• Soft rubber cushioned palm rest with ergonomic curves to prevent your hands from slipping while you type.
• PerfectStroke technology distributes the keystroke evenly adding effortless and smooth key press.
• The illumination can be adjusted manually using the brightness key located in the top right corner of the keyboard. Only the key characters are illuminated, so you see just what you need to see without distraction.
• Plug and Play functionality, no need to install drivers. Simply plug in the USB cable and start typing.  The cable is long, approximately 1.8m (6 ft) in length.
• The keyboard has enough gravity to surface, thanks to sturdy plastic housing.
• The frequently used DELETE key is larger in size so your fingers locate it more easily, and the INSERT key is moved to the top of the keyboard to prevent you from typing it accidentally.
• There are 12 shortcut keys which you can customise via Logitech SetPoint software.

2) Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard

If spending an extra few bucks over the previous model (K740) doesn’t hurt your pocket, well Logitech K800 Wireless Keyboard is a perfect choice for you.K800 houses two removable 2 AA NIMH 2000Mah which can run the show for 10 days depending on the usage in a single charge.

Features to Look For :-

• Sleek and ergonomic premium design with soft palm rest
• Auto-adjustable illumination-the keyboard automatically adjusts the backlighting to suit the lighting conditions. And there are function keys to manually to control back-light intensity.
• Logitech k800 comes with a proximity sensor which automatically turns the backlight on and off as your hands approach the keyboard for typing. This is a useful feature in saving the battery life when you take breaks while typing.
• There is a small power switch on the top right of the keyboard, and there is a battery level indicator next to it.
• The top row has all the standard function keys, from F1 to F12.  And above the number pad, you’ll also find four buttons for mute, volume up, volume down, and a shortcut that brings up the calculator.
• The keyboard has Logitech Incurve keys to provide you a better typing experience and their round edges make it easy for fingertips to glide from key to key.
• Plug and play with the aid of Logitech Unifying USB receiver.

3) Logitech Wireless Performance Combo MX800

MX800 is a keyboard-mouse combo, which is basically the upgraded version of M800 with an extra hardware- a mouse. With premium and ultra-precise design features, MX800 is a perfect for programmers and typists.

Features to Look For :-

• The keyboard gives you a super-reliable, stable and repeatable typing experience. Auto-illuminated keyboard with adjustable light settings is a pure bliss.
• The mouse is tough-as-nails. It has superior ergonomics and is very comfy in the hand.
• The mouse features dark-field laser technology, which means it will track on just about any surface (even clear glass)
• On the right of the mouse, there are four customisable thumb buttons to speed things up and enhance your productivity.
• The mouse has a DPI button to control mouse sensitivity.
• There is also 3-level battery indicator to show you the power left in your battery.  Additionally, there is an on/off switch at the bottom of the mouse.
• A single unifying receiver connects both mouse and keyboard. On another note, the unifying receiver plug lets you add up to six compatible wireless devices.

4) BlueFinger CM200

Forget about boring old models that simply illuminate the alphanumeric labels or key borders. The BlueFinger CM200 has a unique cracked pattern that looks like electricity or lightning bolts streaking across its surface. It’s sure to impress all those who see it.

Features to Look For :-

• The keyboard surface with crack pattern, fashionable and novelty design.
• Three colour breathing light pattern, adjustable colour with red blue and purple with the adjustable brightness.

• The FN key extensions: FN + SL can change the colour of the keyboard, Fn + Direction key can adjust the brightness of the keyboard and more.
• 19 key does not conflict bring you new peculiar experience.
• The ABS material give you comfortable and cool soft Touch.

5) UtechSmart Saturn

The UtechSmart Saturn features a futuristic design with multicoloured illumination. It has rubber-coated keys and the option to adjust the pulsating frequency of the lights, making it very cool for gaming at night. It even comes with built-in drainage holes, for water resistance.

Features to Look For :-

• Adjustable multi-colours backlight (Blue, Green, Red, Blue+Red, Green+Red, Blue+Green and Red+Blue+Green) with automatic breathing transition capability and adjustable brightness feature. (Keyboard Backlit & All Keys Lighting)
• Lock / Unlock Win key features: Disables the Windows/Context Menu keys to prevent accidental game interruptions
• Marquee features are available with 9 sets of LED light customised combinations.
• 20 Multimedia Functions with easy access 12 media keys; 104+ Laser Engraving Keys with rubber coating; Excellent ergonomic design with 10 Waterproof Drainage Holes
• 19 non-conflict keys: Simultaneous operation of up to 19 keys without conflict.

6) Logitech K830 Illuminated Keyboard with Built-in Touchpad (All-in-one keyboard)

If day to day usage is your priority, then without a setback you can go with K830 model from Logitech. This all-in-one keyboard is compact, sleek and lightweight which makes it the perfect choice to carry around.


Features to Look For :-

• This all-in-one keyboard comes with an inbuilt trackpad, illuminated keys and all functionalities of a standard keyboard.
• Soft, smooth and firm keys on the keyboard.
• The ambient light sensor works decent and adjusts the brightness of illuminated keys pretty well.
• Built-in LiPo batteries serve to the standard and have a backup of up to 10 days.
• Supports connecting by either Bluetooth and Logitech’s Unifying Receiver USB plug.
• A great wireless range of 10 m (33 ft) wireless.
• Works perfectly fine on Android, Windows and Mac OS.

7) iClever Wireless Folding Keyboard

If an ultimate portable and easy to handle keyboard is your idea, then iClever Wireless Folding Keyboard is just the thing that you need. Compatible with almost all platforms, this keyboard even works fine with Raspberry Pi cluster and Ubuntu.

Backlit functionality is more than good on this keyboard, with an inbuilt Lion battery, an average working of 4~ 5 hours is guaranteed with full backlit.

Features to Look For :-

• Multiple platform compatibility
• Foldable design makes it compact and easy for transportation.
• Can be connected via Bluetooth and USB.
• Features a durable aluminium body. It has keys that are nearly the same size and have nearly the same amount of space between them as on a late-model MacBook Pro.
• According to iClever, users can expect about five hours of use from the keyboard between charges with the backlight on, and up to 30 hours of typing with the lights turned off.

8) Razer DeathStalker

Razer DeathStalker Expert is one among the best wireless gaming keyboards out there. The brand name is just enough to pull your curiosity into this peripheral. The limelight shall be turned to the 10 keys ‘anti-ghosting’ ability of this keyboard, which is nothing but the ability of a keyboard to process multiple key clicks simultaneously which comes handy for pro gamers.

The design is so carefully sculpted with 2mm chiclet keys, to ensure accurate and responsive keystrokes.

Features to Look For :-

• The form factor is precisely chiseled for gaming needs, with all keys located at the exact spots where you need them to be.
• The backlit feature is exceptionally good and works like a bliss
• The keyboard sturdy and feels heavy on the desk. It can take all stand up to long periods of use and is design for users who take gaming very seriously. Bring it on!
• It’s a backlit keyboard which is good for late night gaming sessions. And it has got individually illuminated keys, which looks pretty cool.
• Keys and device lighting can be configured using the Razer Synapse 2.0 software.


No matter if you’re talking about a mouse, graphics card, storage or RAM, incomparable performance is what you can expect from this brand, so does the same with K55 RGB wireless gaming keyboard. While backlit RGB would blow your mind, this beast host a show by its onboard macro recording feature without the need for external software, however, all these attributes would demand a good sum from your wallet.

Features to Look For :-

• A full-sized keyboard with soft rubber cushioned palm rest.
• Six programmable onboard macro keys would give a cozy treat to your gaming experience.
• There are some 10+ RGB modes to choose from to apply over three different zones in the keyboard.
• Membrane keyboard ensures soft and smooth keystrokes, thus provide a quiet typing/ gaming experience.

• Anti-ghosting, >2ms response time, zero flex, sturdy plastic body etc. would stand in your favour.

10) Pictek Mechanical

The Pictek Mechanical is a gamer’s dream. It has highly responsive switches that will feel just as good everyday as the very first day, and its anti-ghosting feature allows you to depress multiple keys at once without interference.

Features to Look For :-

• “Ghosting” is a problem that some keys don’t work when multiple keys are pressed simultaneously. This mechanical keyboard adopts anti-ghosting technology that each key is controlled by independent switch.
(Fn + F12): function to disable the keyboard, which is designed for a pet owner or the caregiver of a small child
• The LED backlight adds fantastic ambience when you play games. There are 9 predefined lighting patterns which is controlled by key combination of “FN” and “INS” and 8 game lighting modes switched by key combination “FN” and number keys (1~9).
• Water-resistant with 3 drain holes, no worry about spilling the coffee all over the keyboard any more.
• The included key cap puller makes cleaning or changing key caps easier.
• This keyboard is suitable for most computer system including Windows10,Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X, Windows XP & Windows VISTA.

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  1. Hardik Parsania May 9, 2018

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